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Monday, May 23 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

SA is on a collision course to becoming a lawless state

When the rule of law applies to some and not to an elite and connected section of society, this a recipe for anarchy

4 min read

BOOK EXTRACT | The festive season that Pagad made very unfestive

This is an extract from ‘Bulelani Ngcuka: The Sting in the Tale’ (Jonathan Ball Publishers) by Marion Sparg

By Marion Sparg
7 min read

OBITUARY | Mpho Moerane: a ‘Dark City’ native who became a torchbearer

From his early days in Alexandra, this entrepreneurial diplomat was never one to sit back about community matters

By Chris Barron
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Money lands in your account and it’s not yours. What do you do?

Many Checkers Sixty60 customers got more money in refunds than they were owed. One decided to do the right thing

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Struggling Denel workers informed of ‘no more medical aid’ via SMS

Apart from not receiving their regular salaries since 2020, they now have no medical coverage

Erika Gibson
Journalist
3 min read

A novel but effective way to lose weight: learn to resist food ‘cues’

People of all sizes underestimate how much they eat by ‘three cheeseburgers’ a day

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

If pupils err, forgive them. Not doing so could cost them their futures

Lessons and support should be provided to pupils who are expelled or forced into ‘off-campus education’

3 min read

The odour of capitalism rising up from the Ukraine war is unbearable

War-time lessons in the monetisation of morality

By Dr Pali Lehohla
7 min read

Fly the flag for our existing heritage sites — remember those?

Many tourist attractions in this country could use some of that R22m for restorations

By Unathi Sonwabile Henama
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 23 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The new teal: Aussie women and greens send conservatives packing

Known for its branding’s colour, centrist alliance shows Australians want accountability and action on climate change

By Kirsty Needham
3 min read

Raise an ale to Albo, who vows to rock Oz by ‘making a positive difference’

The incoming prime minister aims to empower women and the working class, while taking climate change seriously

By Ben Westcott
7 min read

Don’t drop the pilots just because they have mental health issues

Intentional crashes highlight the need for better mental-health protections for pilots in a high-stress job

By David Fickling and Tim Culpan
5 min read

Solar-powered electric farms are wired to grow crops and profits

Growing crops beneath solar panels is an innovative way to use farmland to generate renewable energy

By Shoko Oda
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Want a Merc C-Class? Then best you come up with a bar

The ‘baby Benz’ is growing up, in nature and price, but overall it’s worth it

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Obi-Wan Kenobi, may the Force not be with you

In a new six-part TV series, the Jedi knight won’t be able to summon on it because it might give him away

By ROllo Ross
1 min read

New York sneaker exhibit a fitting tribute to the late Virgil Abloh

A total of 47 sneakers created by the fashion designer will be exhibited in Brooklyn

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Home ground advantage for Stormers, Bulls but Sharks fancy their chances

The United Rugby Championship quarters lineup is confirmed but SA qualifiers will have a hint of unease

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Letsoalo on Chiefs’ radar as end-of-season clear-out looms

Amakhosi are looking for a free-scoring striker who fits their style of play and Victor Letsoalo ticks all the boxes

By Sihle Ndebele
2 min read

Blast from the past: Springboks slay Welsh dragon

Today in SA sports history: May 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE